Crowns Specialist

Broadmoor Dental

General, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry located in Colorado Springs, CO

Are cracked, stained, weak, or misshapen teeth giving you grief? If so, restore your smile and protect your teeth with dental crowns placed at Broadmoor Dental, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Broadmoor Dental uses top-rated technology and materials and leads with compassion and artistry. Your damaged teeth don’t have to hold you back anymore. To make an appointment with John Goodman, DDS, or Nicolas Pruett, DDS, call or use the online booking tool today.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetic caps that cover teeth. You can get crowns for aesthetic purposes to cover misshapen, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. You can also get crowns for protection.

Crowns can protect cracking, fracturing, or weak teeth from further damage. They can also cover teeth after a root canal.

Finally, crowns can cover dental implants to serve as new, natural-looking teeth.

What are the steps to getting a crown?

If you’re interested in getting a crown, the first step is to go in for a consultation. During your consultation, your Broadmoor Dental team member examines your tooth and the surrounding root and bone.

If they believe a crown is right for you, they then take several impressions of your teeth, which are used to create your custom crown. That same day, your dentist places a temporary crown for you to wear while you’re waiting for your permanent crown.

To place your temporary crown, they first numb the area around your tooth. Then, they remove any decay and shape the tooth’s surface so that the crown fits. Sometimes, if you don’t have enough tooth to support a crown, they build the tooth up.

Next, your crown is adhered with temporary crown cement. At this time, your dentist also checks to make sure your bite is accurate.

After about two weeks, you return to Broadmoor Dental to have your new crown placed. Once the crown is in place, your provider offers you care instructions.

What types of crowns are available?

Broadmoor Dental offers you several different crown materials, including:

Porcelain fused to metal

Porcelain fused to metal crowns are strong and create a natural look. Sometimes, however, you can see a dark metal line close to your gums. Also, porcelain fused to metal crowns can wear down the teeth with which your crowned tooth comes in contact.

Zirconia

Zirconia crowns are extremely hard and durable. Additionally, they’re biocompatible, shapeable in-office, and easy to match to your natural tooth color.

All metal

All metal crowns, made from gold, stainless steel, or other alloys, are among the strongest crowns. You can’t color match all metal crowns, so they’re best for your back teeth, where they’re hard to see.

Porcelain

All-porcelain crowns are a popular crown material. Not only can they match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, they also work well for those who suffer from metal allergies. Porcelain crowns are beautiful and can last many years, provided you treat them well.

Is an unattractive, compromised, or painful tooth making you feel less confident or causing you discomfort? If so, restore it by investing in a dental crown with Broadmoor Dental. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone today.